Tanja Dujić, professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Sarajevo, is the winner of this year’s Danubius Young Scientist Award for the best young scientist from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This award is presented by the Federal Ministry of Education, Research and Economy of Austria (BMWFW) and the Institute for the Danube region and the Central Europe (IDM). The award is presented to young scientists from 14 countries of the Danube region (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine) for extraordinary achievements in their field of research.
Candidates for the Danubius award can be researchers from all scientific disciplines. Researchers cannot apply by themselves. They send their applications to their universities which then nominate three candidates max, and evaluation and selection of nominations is conducted by an international expert team.
“I was one of three candidates nominated by the University of Sarajevo. My field of research includes the role of genes and the medicine-medicine-gene interactions in efficiency and side-effects of medicines, especially in therapy of diabetes type two. Pharmacogenetic research has great potential clinical application and in the future it might lead to individual approach in the treatment of every person based on their genes, which would mean more efficient and safer treatment of every man,” said Tanja Dujić.
Happy and proud because she won the award, Dujić emphasized that this is primarily a recognition for her previous work, as well as great inspiration and encouragement for further research.
Official award ceremony will be held in Krems, Austria, within the meeting of the Danube Rector Conference.